Our View: Ambulances should be free if tax is approved

Supposing the proposed 1% general purpose sales tax is approved, there are two things local governments should do: make the county’s various ambulance services a public service and provide ambulance service for free.

Before anyone rushes to their keyboard to fire off an email to complain about this newspaper supporting a socialist cause, consider the following thoughts.

First, the fact we’re already subsidizing ambulance services and have done so for years shows it isn’t a viable private business in Sweetwater County. Before Sweetwater Medics, Vase Funeral Home also operated an ambulance servi...

 

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